retired conductor for the Michigan Central Railroad, and son of the
late Peter Griffin and Ellen Leask Griffin
of Windham Township, John Sandfield Griffin of
34 Whitney Place, Buffalo, died on Thursday, 27 Jul 1944 at Meyer
Memorial Hospital, Buffalo.
Mr. Griffin had entered the
hospital for an operation the previous month.
Born near Simcoe 82 years
ago, Mr. Griffin was in the service of the M.C.R. for 35 years, when
He carried on Spain's Hotel in Fort Erie for six years, then lived
for some years in Batavia, N.Y., later going to Buffalo.
He traced his ancestry to
Edward Giffin, born in the British Isles in 1610, coming to this
continent in 1635.
Mr. Griffin was a member of
Palmer Lodge, A.F. and A.M., of Fort Erie., and the Knights Templar
He is survived by his wife,
Josephine, two daughters, Mrs. Ray Scott and Mrs. John Kidney; two
Mrs. Ida Reid of Buffalo, and Mrs. Louella [sic] Patullo of
Vancouver; and two brothers: Horace (Harry) of
Los Angeles, Cal., and Russell of Windham Centre. The late Mrs.
William Ward and Mrs. John Pullen of Simcoe, were sisters, and Henry
S. Johnson of Simcoe is a cousin.
The funeral services were
held in Buffalo on Sunday, 30 Jul 1944.